The South Asia Inscriptions Database
Records: 2

The bottom part of the original pillar is lost; the extant top portion has been fashioned into a liṅga, fitted in an ablution trough that had to be broken to reveal most of the inscription. The bottom section of the extant column is octagonal, then sixteen-sided, then octagonal again with sculptures of men and women on each face.

Materialsstone, sandstone
Formpillar fragment
Event History
  • Event Type
    Created
    Place
    Airikiṇa
  • Event Type
    Recorded
    Place
    Eraṇ
    Date
    1874-77
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    in situ
Inscriptions
  1. The inscription is at the top of the lower octagonal section of the extant part of the pillar, occupying three of its faces. The bottom line is about 15 cm above the ground (#Bhandarkar_1981:352). The inscription is weathered and damaged by the whetting of tools on the edges, but most of it is quite legible on the original stone.

A fragment. At least six full lines have been broken away from the top (a stanza and a half, with one pāda per line as in lines 7 to 24 (slightly different in 9-10); there may also have been a prose incipit before the first verse), an unknown number of lines lost from the bottom.

Materialssandstone, stone
Formblock
Event History
  • Event Type
    Created
    Place
    Eraṇ (Airikiṇa)
  • Event Type
    Recorded
    Place
    Eraṇ
    Date
    1874-77
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    India Museum, Calcutta
Inscriptions
  1. A fragment. At least six full lines have been broken away from the top (a stanza and a half, with one pāda per line as in lines 7 to 24 (slightly different in 9-10); there may also have been a prose incipit before the first verse), an unknown number of lines lost from the bottom. The first few characters of lines 7 to 24 are destroyed, and from line 25 onward one pāda of verse is also lost from the beginning of each line.